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In our house we love our gadgets, my husband and I seem to permanently have our Iphones within reach and even MissB has figured out how to unlock them and open apps. You can imagine just how excited we were when Paramount Zone contacted us to ask if we’d like to review their brand new iHelicopter!
The iHelicopter is simple to use: just download the free App from the iTunes App Store or Android Market, plug in the IR transmitter (included) and away you go! The helicopter can be controlled up/down, left/right, forward/back and is easy to use, thanks to the in-built Gyro. The App itself will be frequently updated with new features, meaning users get the ‘new product’ feeling again and again without any additional expenditure – for example, budding pilots will soon be able to enjoy the Flight Recording mode, which allows them to record a flight so that the helicopter can perform the same moves again at the press of a button. The iHelicopter is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and supported Android phones including: HTC – Desire S, HTC – Desire HD, HTC – Incredible S, Samsung – 9100, Samsung – i9000, Moto – MB525, LG – P350, HTC – Wild Fire, HTC – Wild Fire S, HTC – Hero, HTC – Sensation.
The iHelicopter can be bought exclusively from ParamountZone.com and until 30th October 2011 it will be available at the introductory price of £29.99 including free delivery, after this date the price will rise to £34.99 which is still pretty good value considering the RRP is £69.99!
So what did we think of the iHelicopter? Well at first when I opened the box, I admit I was rather worried as it does seem to look quite a flimsy piece of equipment, which is never a good idea for something that is going to be flying around and potentially crashing. The iHelicopter does come with a spare set of propellors just in case though. We also decided that flying pieces of metal and toddlers don’t mix so we’ve waited until both the children were in nursery before testing it out (just to be on the safe side )
I have to admit when we first tried the iHelicopter it scared the life out of me and we crashed it a few times whilst trying to get to grips with it, luckily it didn’t seem to suffer from having a few emergency landings! I’d recommend trying it somewhere there is plenty of room though and somewhere you’re not likely to break anything! My husband has decided it’s brilliant and he loves it so I guess that means it’s a thumbs up from us There are no batteries in the helicopter, it is charged through a usb cable and we find the charge lasts for about 20-30 minutes flying time. I’ve done a video below of our (or rather my husbands) second attempt at flying the iHelicopter so you can get an idea of what it’s like